PUNISHMENT – FERDINAND VON SCHIRACH, BLOCK II
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PUNISHMENT – FERDINAND VON SCHIRACH, BLOCK II

Directed by Hüseyin Tabak (DER DORN), Oliver Hirschbiegel (DER TAUCHER), Helene Hegemann (SUBOTNIK)

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Director: Hüseyin Tabak (DER DORN), Oliver Hirschbiegel (DER TAUCHER), Helene Hegemann (SUBOTNIK)
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
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Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Hans Löw, Sahin Eryilmaz (DER DORN), Katharina Hauter, Jan Krauter (DER TAUCHER), Ebru „Ebow“ Düzgün, Josef Bierbichler (SUBOTNIK)
18+

Logline

3 episodes of a high-end German anthology based on short stories by Ferdinand von Schirach about punishment, guilt, justice, and vigilantism.

In THE THORN, a forgotten museum guard risks losing his mind over his fascination with an ancient marble statue.


THE DIVER, set in deeply religious rural Bavaria, tells of a death that no one may talk about.


In SUBOTNIK, a witness’s testimony causes a young lawyer to question her responsibility as the defender of a violent human trafficker.

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Hüseyin Tabak (DER DORN), Oliver Hirschbiegel (DER TAUCHER), Helene Hegemann (SUBOTNIK)

German-Kurdish writer-director Hüseyin Tabak (THE THORN)also studied under Michael Haneke. Following his internationally multiple award-winning feature debut YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING (2012), his intense drama GIPSY QUEEN (2019) also received various honors.

Helene Hegemann’s (SUBOTNIK) AXOLOTL OVERKILL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and inspired the international press to compare her to Larry Clark and Gus van Sant. Her directorial work is characterized by its intense atmosphere and its uncompromising take on the aggressiveness and vulnerability of her protagonists.


Alongside countless major television productions (legendary among them: KOMMISSAR REX), Oliver Hirschbiegel (THE DIVER) attracted international attention with his motion pictures THE EXPERIMENT (2001) and DOWNFALL (2004) and spans a considerable range with the TV series BORGIA (2011), the film 13 MINUTES (2015), and the miniseries CRIMINAL: GERMANY (2019). In all of his works, Hirschbiegel delves deeply and suspensefully into the depraved minds of his characters.

Credits

Screenplay: Hüseyin Tabak, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Bernd Lange, Helene Hegemann, Esther Preussler
Original Material: Ferdinand von Schirach
Director of Photography: Carmen Treichl (DER DORN), Christoph Krauss (DER TAUCHER), Constantin Campean (SUBOTNIK)
Producer: Jan Ehlert, Sarah Kirkegaard, Susanne Hildebrand (Ausführende Produzentin)
Production Company: Moovie GmbH
Executive producer: Oliver Berben
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Editor: Brigitte Kohnert
TV channel: RTL+ , Vox